Gays, Catholics clash in Guadalajara

Gays and Catholics clashed outside the Roman Catholic cathedral in
Guadalajara, Mexico, on Aug. 21 and 22 after Cardinal Juan Sandoval
Íñiguez called gays “faggots” (“maricones”) and accused Mexico City Mayor
Marcelo Ebrard of bribing the Mexican Supreme Court to uphold Mexico
City’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption.

Hundreds of LGBT people staged protests and hundreds of Catholics formed
what one local report called “a human shield” to protect the church.

“Honestly, I was worried that they would damage the building, throwing
things at it or matters of that sort,” said cathedral defender Emilio
González Guzmán, son of Jalisco Gov. Emilio González.

The Supreme Court also ruled that same-sex marriages and adoptions by
married gay couples that take place in Mexico City must be recognized in
all 31 of Mexico’s states.

By Rex Wockner


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